Cars

  • Cars: Luxury Plus

    James Martin Moran (August 8, 1918 – April 24, 2007) was an American car dealer and philanthropist whose net worth of $2.4 billion ranked him 390th on the Forbes 400at the time of his death.

  • Cars: The 2019 Audi A7 Channels The Old Through The Filer of The New

    (Mirror) Eighty years ago, the kind that inhabited Hollywood’s golden era, when men wore fedoras, and women wore dresses, rather than vice versa, the streamliner shape dominated automotive design. It’s a shape that automotive designers have rediscovered, and few if any automakers are doing it as well as Audi does with its 2019 A7, a five-door hatchback that oozes an agelessly graceful panache. 

  • Driven — 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

    Some people don’t like this car. They say it looks squished. But that sort of concept-car-for-the-road look is exactly what Land Rover was going for when designing the edgy Evoque. If it had a high roof, it would look like, well, a little Range Rover, which would look tall and awkward. Rather, it is—pardon me—evoque-ative of its bigger brother in style and premium (for the class) pricing, but it’s far sportier, smaller, and more nimble.

  • Driven — 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

    Magnetic Black. It’s a kind of blue-black metallic that looks remarkably dressy on a Benz. And a man, apparently: I have a suit that’s pretty much the same exact color. I only found this out by accident, of course, as I stepped out of a Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG in the aforementioned suit and a passerby playfully snickered that it must be “dress like your car day” before complimenting me on my good taste in rides.

  • Here’s a surprise: the 2019 Ford Edge is best in class

    (Mirror) Is it possible to be surprised anymore? It seems that American culture has become an unremitting series of meaningless drivel meant to distress, demoralize, or distract.

  • Hybrids Can be Handsome

    (Mirror) There seems to be a notion that cars boasting exotic technology have to be incurably ugly. Certainly, the Toyota Prius is guilty of crimes against natural beauty; ditto the ungainly Honda Clarity. The latter is especially puzzling given the sublime styling of the 2019 Honda Insight Hybrid.

  • Mirror: Hot Wheels

    The New York real estate developer was hooked after getting his first Vespa scooter as a teen. He began collecting all sorts of motorized vehicles — from scooters, motorcycles, classic automobiles and expensive sports cars to fantasy vehicles from television and the movies—more than 1000 in all. 

  • Special Ad: A Mini History

    At the height of their popularity all four Beatles owned Minis. Even Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix motor racing team, and subsequently of the Ferrari automobile marque owned one. It has been featured in countless action movies, one of the last being the remake of The Italian Job where they treated the Mini like another member of the cast.

  • Volvo Redesigns London ‘Family Parking’ Signs with LGBT Families

    Swedish car company Volvo and ad agency Grey London unveiled new family parking spot designs to coincide with London Pride this past weekend.